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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Silent Waters

    Subject: [no subject]
    Date: Jan 1, 2005
    Sender: RoonbiPrevious | Next

    I agree with Shakamirpuri about the comment by Adeel. It is reflective of the denial attitude of the muslim community the world over, not only in Pakistan.

    Take a thread from this movie. Even though it is about how Islamic fanaticism bred by a repressive Zia government disrupts idyllic life in a Punjab village, it could by any village, any religion, any language and any similar government. The backdrop of Partition is only incidental.

    I am sure that a lot of youth in India, Pakistan and other muslim countries will identify with Salim - what happens to him in the film can easily happen to others. The call of religious zeal and intolerance is irresistible when you are a frustrated, jobless young man or woman... Sabiha Sumar has done a commendable job by bringing this aspect out. It takes a lot of courage to do a film like this, despite it's weaknesses.

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    Comment index:

  • [no subject]   from Sheraz, Jun 8, 2004
  • untitled   from Adeel Manjj, Nov 24, 2004
  • fantastic   from arshad, Nov 25, 2004
  • Khamosh Paani   from shakamirpuri, Nov 25, 2004
  • » [no subject] «   from Roonbi, Jan 1, 2005
  • silent waters speak volumes   from uma, Apr 6, 2005
  • Khamoosh Pani   from Annie, Oct 12, 2005
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Haque, Jan 30, 2006
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Rohit Sharma, Mar 16, 2006
  • Brilliant   from Yeshi Seli, Aug 9, 2005
  • brilliant performance!!   from anjali, Nov 5, 2005
  • burden   from aina qazi, May 2, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Sheraz, Jun 8, 2004
  • untitled   from Adeel Manjj, Nov 24, 2004
  • fantastic   from arshad, Nov 25, 2004
  • Khamosh Paani   from shakamirpuri, Nov 25, 2004
  • » [no subject] «   from Roonbi, Jan 1, 2005
  • silent waters speak volumes   from uma, Apr 6, 2005
  • Khamoosh Pani   from Annie, Oct 12, 2005
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Haque, Jan 30, 2006
  • Re: silent waters speak volumes   from Rohit Sharma, Mar 16, 2006
  • Brilliant   from Yeshi Seli, Aug 9, 2005
  • brilliant performance!!   from anjali, Nov 5, 2005
  • burden   from aina qazi, May 2, 2007